Two sisters from the Navanture area in Jaffna, who allegedly defrauded 12 million rupees by using forged bank documents and signatures, have been remanded until December 2nd by the Jaffna Magistrate.
A group of police officers who went to Jaffna from Colombo arrested these two sisters based on a complaint made to the Criminal Investigation Department by a person from Jaffna who is currently living in Norway.
The two sisters, aged 34 and 36, allegedly forged the signatures of the customers and the bank documents, withdrew money from the accounts of about 30 account holders at different banks in Jaffna, and deposited the money in their accounts.
Police discovered fake official seals used by lawyers, Grama Seva Niladharis, and Justices of Peace in their possession.
The Criminal Investigation Department and the Jaffna Police are conducting investigations into the incident.